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Books by Sherri Winston

The Sweetest Sound

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A story about friendship, family, and finding your voice by the author of President of the Whole Sixth Grade



For ten-year-old Cadence Jolly, birthdays are a constant reminder of all that has changed since her mother skipped town with dreams of becoming a singing star. Cadence inherited that musical soul, she can’t deny it, but otherwise she couldn’t be more different — she’s shy as can be.


She did make a promise last year that she would try to break out of her shell, just a little. And she prayed that she’d get the courage to do it. As her eleventh birthday draws near, she realizes time is running out. And when a secret recording of her singing leaks and catches the attention of her whole church, she needs to decide what’s better: deceiving everyone by pretending it belongs to someone else, or finally stepping into the spotlight.


In a story filled with whimsy and hope, Sherri Winston inspires readers to embrace the voice within.

This will be a welcomed addition to our classroom library. A book of hope and friendship. A perfect book fo those that think wishes don’t come true.


Great book cover art, interesting story, it's fun to annotate with notes. I recommend it for creative types who like music and family stories, birthday stories, and spiritual stories. :) .


I enjoyed getting to know the shy but talented Cadence and her church community, and found her very relatable. She grows a lot over the course of her story, and I think kids will like her and be able to learn from her.


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